Alan Curtis (footballer)

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Alan Curtis
Personal information
Full name Alan Thomas Curtis
Date of birth (1954-04-16) 16 April 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth Pentre, Rhondda, Wales
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Swansea City (First Team Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1979 Swansea City 248 (71)
1979–1980 Leeds United 28 (5)
1980–1983 Swansea City 90 (21)
1983–1986 Southampton 50 (5)
1986 Stoke City (loan) 3 (0)
1986–1989 Cardiff City 125 (10)
1989–1990 Swansea City 26 (3)
1990-1991 Barry Town 50 (5)
1994 Barry Town 13 (1)
Total 633 (121)
National team
1976 Wales Under-21 1 (0)
1976–1987 Wales 35 (6)
Teams managed
2004 Swansea City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alan Thomas Curtis (born 16 April 1954) is a former Welsh international footballer, who played as a forward. He played 35 times for Wales scoring 6 goals. Curtis played his club football for Swansea City, Leeds United, Southampton, Stoke City, Cardiff City and Barry Town.[1]

Career[edit]

Curtis was born in Pentre, Rhondda, and began his career with Swansea City. His first seasons at the Vetch Field ended with the team being relegated to the Fourth Division. They slowly recovered and Curtis scored 17 goals in 1976–77 before scoring 34 goals in 1977–78 helping the Swans gain promotion back to the Third Division. He scored 20 goals in 1978–79 as Swansea secured back to back promotions and earned him a lucrative move to First Division Leeds United. However after scoring just six goals in 35 matches for Leeds he moved back to Swansea City and helped them gain promotion to the First Division in 1980–81. Swansea had a fine first season in the top-flight finishing in 6th position but back to back relegations saw the club slide back down into the Third Division.

Curtis joined Southampton in November 1983 and he spent three seasons at The Dell scoring seven goals in 67 appearances. Towards the end of the 1985–86 season Curtis joined Stoke City on loan playing in three Second Division matches for the Potters.[2] He then joined Cardiff City where he spent four seasons helping the club gain promotion in 1987–88 before ending his Football League career with a return to Swansea. However, he would experience further playing success in 1994, winning the Welsh Cup with Barry Town at the old National Stadium, aged 40.

He is now a first team coach and Match Day Host at Swansea City as well as being a part of Brian Flynn's Wales Under 21 coaching set up.[3]

Personal life[edit]

His uncle, Roy Paul was also a Welsh international footballer. His autobiography was released by Mainstream Publishing in October 2009 entitled 'The Alan Curtis Story'.

Career statistics[edit]

As a player[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Swansea City 1972–73 Third Division 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
1973–74 Fourth Division 38 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 40 4
1974–75 Fourth Division 37 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 39 0
1975–76 Fourth Division 41 9 1 0 1 0 0 0 43 9
1976–77 Fourth Division 46 14 1 0 6 3 0 0 53 17
1977–78 Fourth Division 39 32 5 2 2 0 0 0 46 34
1978–79 Third Division 34 12 3 5 4 3 0 0 40 20
Total 248 71 14 7 14 6 0 0 276 84
Leeds United 1979–80 First Division 22 4 1 0 2 0 4 1 29 5
1980–81 First Division 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Total 28 5 1 0 2 0 4 1 35 6
Swansea City 1980–81 Second Division 20 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 6
1981–82 First Division 40 10 1 0 2 0 2 0 45 10
1982–83 First Division 21 4 1 0 2 0 3 2 27 6
1983–84 Second Division 9 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 12 1
Total 90 21 3 0 5 0 7 2 105 23
Southampton 1983–84 First Division 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1984–85 First Division 30 4 3 1 7 1 1 0 41 6
1985–86 First Division 11 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 17 1
Total 50 5 3 1 11 1 3 0 67 7
Stoke City (loan) 1985–86 Second Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Cardiff City 1986–87 Fourth Division 42 4 4 0 3 0 1 0 50 4
1987–88 Fourth Division 40 2 1 0 2 1 2 0 45 3
1988–89 Third Division 35 4 3 0 4 1 6 1 48 6
1989–90 Third Division 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 0
Total 125 10 8 0 11 2 9 1 153 13
Swansea City 1989–90 Third Division 26 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 31 3
Total 26 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 31 3
Barry Town 1990–91 Midlands Division 31 3 4 0 0 0 15 2 50 5
1993–94 Welsh League 10 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 13 1
Total 41 4 4 0 0 0 18 2 63 6
Career Total 611 119 37 8 43 9 42 6 733 143
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy, Screen Sport Super Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Cup, as well as the FA Trophy, Welsh Cup, South Wales Senior Cup and Larchimage Windows Cup for Barry.

As a manager[edit]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Swansea City 18 March 2004 5 April 2004 4 1 1 2 25

Honours[edit]

Swansea City
Cardiff City

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alan Curtis profile
  2. ^ Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era - A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 
  3. ^ "Swansea manager Michael Laudrup adds Alan Curtis to his coaching staff". The Guardian (London). 6 July 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Alan Curtis, Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database